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Innovation in Politics Institute/European Capital of Democracy Employer Presentation

Employer Event
A photo of a man in a white shirt holding a cylindrical glass award with Innovation in Politics Awards 2020 written on it in black and turquoise
Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 12:45 pm – 1:30 pm

The Innovation in Politics Institute is a mission-driven company that identifies, develops and applies innovations in politics to strengthen democracy in Europe and beyond. Their mission is to recognize and support those political professionals who have the courage to break new ground, are creative and achieve better results – across party lines and across borders – to make democratic politics more successful.

The European Capital of Democracy Initiative aims to promote democratic governance and strengthen social cohesion by promoting and expanding democratic participation and democratic awareness and by strengthening established and new forms of democratic practice in Europe. A European Capital of Democracy will be designated for every year, starting in 2022, as a Europe-wide initiative for strengthening democracy. 

During this session you will learn more about:  

  • The Innovation in Politics Institute and its non-profit initiative, the European Capital of Democracy 
  • Their mission and intended impact 
  • Opportunities to engage in and contribute to different projects such as Innovation in Politics Awards, Democracy Technologies, European Capital of Democracy and POLIS

There will be time for Q&A at the end of the presentation, so come prepared with questions!


Stefan Sindelar is Head of Operations at the Vienna-based Innovation in Politics Institute and CEO of the European Capital of Democracy non-profit. After his studies of media technology and design, he started his professional career in Journalism, communication, and IT. Entering politics in 2013 with a successful campaign for the Austrian and European Parliament, he served as Managing Director for the Austrian Liberal Parliamentary Club and Party. His work experience spans the non-profit, start-up, business, and political fields. He has leadership skills in managing mixed and networked teams with a focus on developing disruptive products and growing innovative organizations.

The roles / career paths presented during this event will include opportunities for students in all degree levels, as well as alumni. 

This event will be held on campus in Vienna with the speaker present at the venue. Please register in advance. You will have an opportunity to indicate if you are not able to attend in person so that we can send you details for joining remotely.